MEDIA ADVISORY: Network of Services Available for Military Families

Richmond, Ind.—“Veteran Behavioral Healthcare” will be the topic of a free presentation for veterans and family members as well as healthcare providers who work with military veterans. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Centerstone, 831 Dillon Drive in Richmond. Anyone can attend and children are welcome.

Project Director of Indiana Veterans Behavioral Health Network Bob Shields will provide information on the network of resources available to veterans and their families in Indiana as well as education on how to access these resources. “Depression, substance abuse, and post traumatic stress disorder are some of the mental health issues veterans often struggle with upon their return home. Those who need treatment can receive it from Roudebush VA Medical Center as well as through telemedicine and local community sites,” says Shields.

Indiana is home to over 500,000 veterans and ranks fourth in the nation in the number of National Guard soldiers recently deployed. A significant number of Indiana veterans reside in Wayne, Rush, Randolph, Fayette and Union counties. Indiana Veterans Behavioral Health Network is an innovative program of ASPIN.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to Indiana residents for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves more than 24,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. The organization also operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802.